Abarth Australia has detailed an updated 695 Competizione, with first vehicles arriving in November.
Once again available in a single trim level with both five-speed manual and five-speed Dualogic automated manual ($2000) transmissions, the 2024 Abarth 695 range in Australia is now $1500 more expensive.
Key changes for the new model year include a new vertically stacked Record Monza exhaust system, as debuted overseas some months ago, as well as a new Racing Orange exterior colour option.
It’ll be joined in local showrooms next year by the 500e, which features similar styling but uses a new platform and an electric powertrain.
- 2024 Abarth 695 Competizione 5MT: $37,900
- 2024 Abarth 695 Competizione 5AT: $39,900
Prices exclude on-road costs
As before, the Abarth 695 Competizione is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
Outputs are rated at 132kW and 250Nm (3000rpm), with drive sent exclusively to the front wheels via either a five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed Dualogic automated manual.
Abarth quotes a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds for the manual, and 6.9 seconds for the auto. Flat out, you’ll be doing 225km/h.
There have been no confirmed changes to the Abarth 695’s fuel economy and emissions for the new model year.
As such, combined fuel economy remains 6.0 litres per 100km for the manual and 5.8L/100km for the manual. The Abarth 695’s fuel tank measures a tiny 35 litres, and demands minimum 95 RON premium unleaded fuel.
It’s a Euro 6-certified powertrain, with combined CO2 emissions rated at 139g/km for the manual and 134g/km for the auto.
The Abarth 595 measures 3657mm long, 1627mm wide and 1485mm tall, on a 2300mm wheelbase.
Fiat and Abarth continue with a three-year, 150,000km warranty in Australia, which is lagging behind rival brands.
There’s no advertised capped-price servicing, either.
You do, however, get three years of Fiat Roadside Assistance for three years from the start of your vehicle’s warranty period.
The ageing Fiat 500 and related Abarth 695 are unrated by ANCAP.
Up until December 2022, the entry-level Fiat 500 Pop wore a 2008-stamped five-star ANCAP safety rating based on much older criteria. With no active safety tech, it’s safe to say the current car wouldn’t be achieving top marks in 2023.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- 7 airbags incl. driver’s knee
- ISOFIX attachments, 2 x rear
- Rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure monitoring
Note the lack of features like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, or even a reversing camera.
695 Competizione highlights:
- 17-inch Monte Carlo alloy wheels
- Brembo front brake calipers, yellow
- KONI suspension
- Hidden antenna
- Privacy glass
- Record Monza exhaust
- Vertically stacked quad pipes (NEW)
- Dual modes
- 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster display
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wired)
- Abarth black fabric seats
- Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel
- Carbon-fibre steering accents
- Matte black dashboard insert (NEW)
- Premium paint: $650
- Two-tone roof paint: $1600
- Beats premium audio + 17in Competizione wheels: $1700
- Gara White
- Racing Red
- Racing Orange (NEW)
- Record Grey
- Scorpione Black
Premium finishes add $650. All but Scorpione Black are offered with a contrast Scorpione Black roof for $1600.
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